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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319721883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records41211615512693
Number of individuals573174204224134
Unique positions4418372911
Unique locations451838289
Adult records41111415212192
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 902 records from 138 sites. First recorded in 1859.


39.001 Blastodacna hellerella 04
© Dave Shenton
39.001 Blastodacna hellerella 03
© Derek Parkinson
39.001 Blastodacna hellerella 02
© Ian Marshall, 8 Jul 2009
39.001 Blastodacna hellerella 01
© Ian Marshall, 8 Jul 2009

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common moth throughout all five vice-counties.

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